Posts Tagged ‘capitol gateway’

The Pull-Out Method

When Walmart announced in late 2010 that it was planning to open stores in the District, two schools of thought quickly defined the ensuing debate. There were the unions and activists, who said Walmart pays exploitative wages and undercuts local businesses. And there was Walmart, which said, essentially, no, we don’t.
This week should have been [...]

Councilmember: Walmart Canceling Plans for at Least Two D.C. Stores

This post has been updated.
Walmart has decided to cancel plans for at least two of its planned D.C. stores in response to the living wage bill passed by the D.C. Council last month, according to Ward 7 Councilmember Yvette Alexander.
"Walmart is pulling out of Skyland and Capitol Gateway, and I'm pissed off," says Alexander, referring [...]

Always Low Prices: Walmart Developer Bundles Donations for Yvette Alexander

Pesky campaign finance rules—it's so hard to build up a war chest one $500 check at a time! Can you really blame sitting councilmembers for hoping their well-heeled supporters will find out a way around them? Bundling donations from limited liability corporations owned by real estate developers has become par for the course in D.C. [...]